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This Practice Note summarises the light obstruction notice (LON) procedure, explains the 19 years and 1 day rule and its relevance in respect of applying for a temporary or definitive certificate, the effect on rights of light of registration of a LON and the procedure for registering such a notice, and the circumstances in which it can be cancelled.
The owner of a building may acquire a prescriptive right to light across adjacent land if light is enjoyed for 20 years without interruption of a year or more.
Under the Rights of Light Act 1959, the owner of the adjacent land may prevent rights being acquired by applying to the local authority or HM Land Registry (HMLR) for the registration of a notice that is equivalent to the obstruction of the light, known as a LON. Which body the owner should apply to will be governed either by the Local Land Charges Rules 2018, SI 2018/273 or Local Land Charges Act 1975. The Infrastructure Act 2015 amended the 1975 Act to provide for the transfer of the local land charges statutory function from local authorities to the Chief Land Registrar. The 2018 Rules brought this amendment into effect, such that the transfer of responsibility will have effect in relation to the area of a local authority on and after the
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. For updates on key developments and related practical guidance on the implications for lawyers, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19)—implications
Sale of treasury sharesA limited company may hold, or deal with, shares in itself, if certain conditions set out in the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) are met. Those shares are held in treasury and referred to as the company's treasury shares.The treasury shares regime is set out in CA 2006, ss
PRA Rulebook—introduction for the insurance and reinsurance sectorOn 29 August 2015, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) published the PRA Rulebook (Rulebook). The transition from the Handbook to the Rulebook was intended to benefit PRA-authorised firms, to access clearer and more concise
Capital allowances on property sales—pre-contract enquiriesThis Practice Note is about capital allowance-related pre-contract enquiries on a property transfer. It applies to the grant of a new property interest (eg a lease) as well as to the acquisition of an existing lease or freehold.For clauses
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